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RocLobster
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Here is the newest Queen of Amphibs for the pilots of EPOCH Passage Aviation to dream about...


From airliners.net...


She made her maiden flight on Christmas Eve.


Per Wikipedia...

Capacity: 50 passengers

Length: 36.9 m (121 ft 1 in)

Wingspan: 38.8 m (127 ft 4 in)

Height: 12.1 m (39 ft 8 in)

Max takeoff weight: 53,500 kg (117,947 lb)

Powerplant: 4 × WJ-6 turboprops, 3,805 kW (5,103 hp) each

Propellers: 6-bladed constant speed propellers

Maximum speed: 570 km/h (354 mph; 308 kn)

Range: 5,500 km (3,418 mi; 2,970 nmi)

Service ceiling: 10,500 m (34,400 ft)


"17 orders had been received from Chinese customers before the flight.[12] Target markets also include export sales, with island countries such as New Zealand and Malaysia having expressed an interest."

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December 25, 2017 at 9:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

bc
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Posts: 8545

What a behemoth!


Not sure about those Chinese turboprops but it would be fun if someone like HydroZ did an X-P version anyhow. Then perhaps we could retrofit with good ol' R-1830 Twin Wasps and really roll some coal over the IP. :lol:


Nice find Rocky. Thanks.


bc

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December 28, 2017 at 7:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mr. Dare
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Posts: 646

Should be able to haul some salmon to Ketchikan in that rig for sure! :)

Totally agree with BC, some big old radial engines would be a treat in my book. The more the merrier!

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December 28, 2017 at 8:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

RocLobster
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Have you forgotten?


https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/16133-martin-mars/

December 29, 2017 at 7:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

bc
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Posts: 8545

@RocLobster: No, didn't forget about it and have even flown it a bit but without a 3D cockpit it goes to the back of the line. Good craft nonetheless, although could you imagine just for a minute trying to use that effectively around EPA's area of ops? Whew!


bc

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6 strings, 9 cylinders, 2 Manx cats: Life's Good!

December 29, 2017 at 8:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

sticky
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Posts: 688

When I saw the original post I didn't reply, because it would have merely been "No.  Just no."  Plus, it's as ugly as a mud fence.   :)

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sticky

"Fly the wing"

December 29, 2017 at 9:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

gofigure
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sticky, you have a way with words. :lol:


Same with me bc, no 3D pit no download unless really wanted for some adventure.

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December 30, 2017 at 2:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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